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Nelson, Hank


Fought on the rough terrain of the Owen Stanley Range, the Kokoda campaign was one of the turning point land battles in the Southwest Pacific. The Japanese, having advanced to the last ridges on the Track, were exhausted and without supplies. In September 1942, Australian ground forces began their advance: Port Moresby would not fall to the Japanese. The Australians' dependence on Papuan carriers to bring sto

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2008
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f200280b1e01
Access Rights: Open Access


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